Testing Renovated Reservoir

Testing Renovated Reservoir

The recently renovated 15.5-billion-gallon regional reservoir has been operating since July 2014. That’s when a multi-step renovation of the reservoir interior was completed. That renovation included adding a drainage system to alleviate the build-up of water pressure and adding thicker, stronger soil cement to the facility.

Monday, July 11, 2016/Comments (-)/ Article rating: 4.0
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Enhanced Surface Water System: A Complex Network

Enhanced Surface Water System: A Complex Network

Water. We turn on the tap and there it is. Most of us brush our teeth, shower, wash clothes, cook and more without ever considering where our tap water came from or how it got to our homes.

Tuesday, February 23, 2016/Comments (-)/ Article rating: 5.0
Mitigation Efforts at C.W. Bill Young Regional Reservoir Prove Successful

Mitigation Efforts at C.W. Bill Young Regional Reservoir Prove Successful

When the C.W. Bill Young Regional Reservoir was built in the early 2000s, the environmental impact consisted of approximately 190 acres of wetlands. To offset this impact, Tampa Bay Water undertook an extensive mitigation project that covered nearly a thousand acres of the 5,500-acre Chito Branch Reserve on which the reservoir is located. Mitigation was performed on three separate areas of the reserve, including:

Tuesday, June 30, 2015/Comments (-)/ Article rating: 5.0
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The Year in Water

The Year in Water

Tampa Bay Water’s fiscal year and “water year” run from Oct. 1 through Sept. 30. At the end of each water year, the regional utility reports on demand and supply for the previous 12 months and provides an outlook for the coming year.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014/Comments (-)/ Article rating: 5.0
Water Flowing Into Reservoir

Water Flowing Into Reservoir

Tampa Bay Water is once again storing water in the region’s water savings account, the C.W. Bill Young Regional Reservoir. Since July 25, 2014, an average of 129 million gallons of water has flowed into the reservoir daily and approximately 5 billion gallons has been banked.

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Reservoir Filling to Begin This Summer

Reservoir Filling to Begin This Summer

This summer, Tampa Bay Water will once again be able to store water in the regional reservoir. Kiewit Infrastructure South, the contractor renovating the storage facility, is closing in on a key schedule milestone—beginning initial filling this summer.

Thursday, June 19, 2014/Comments (-)/ Article rating: No rating
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Reservoir Renovation: Building in Safety

Reservoir Renovation: Building in Safety

Previously Published in Reservoir Newsletter

Tampa Bay Water has a long record of safety with the Regional Reservoir. That commitment to safety started with the reservoir’s site selection, continued through construction of the original facility, and has remained constant since 2005 when the facility was first filled.

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Reservoir Provides Drought Resistance

Reservoir Provides Drought Resistance

When Tampa Bay Water first proposed a regional reservoir in the late 1990s, there were many people that were skeptical. An above-ground, off-stream reservoir of this magnitude had never been attempted in the Southeast or in Florida.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013/Comments (-)/ Article rating: No rating
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Reservoir Renovation in Full Swing

Tampa Bay Water’s contractor, Kiewit Infrastructure South, began construction on the Reservoir Renovation Project in February. Kiewit is implementing a multi-step solution to make the reservoir fully functional. First, Kiewit is removing the existing erosion-control layer; second, it is adding a drain and third, Kiewit is adding thicker, stronger soil cement to the interior.

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